order incentives expire Friday
Faculty who submit textbook orders for winter or spring semesters to the Bookstore
by Friday, Oct. 15, will receive a $5 gift card. Textbook ordering information
packets have been mailed to each academic department. Orders can be faxed to
ext. 5-0474, e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or
placed online at: facultytext.sfsubookstore.com
The University Women's Association invites all members of the campus community
to join them for dinner and a performance of "Danny and the Deep Blue
Sea" at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, at the University Club. Cost for dinner
is $25 per person for UWA members (and their guests) and $30 per person for
and the Deep Blue Sea," which will be performed by SFSU
students in the Little Theatre of the Creative Arts building,
is a two-character play by "Moonstruck" screenwriter
John Patrick Stanley. The title character meets a woman named
Roberta in a dingy Bronx bar and the two lonely outcasts engage
in an awkward, explosive and intimate conversation.
formal deadline is October 8, but tickets still available after
that date will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. For
details, contact Lin Ivory at email@example.com or
Defensive driver training
Defensive driver training classes are available from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30
to 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1. To register, call ext. 8-1449 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Health instructional materials for grades K-8 being considered for adoption
by the State Board of Education are now available for public review at the
Learning Resource Display Center, room 337 of Burk Hall.
are available to submit comments on the materials to the State
Board of Education. Comments should be submitted by Monday, Nov.
October the LRDC is open from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 6:30
p.m. Monday; from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday; from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday; and Friday by appointment.
details, contact Rita Yee at ext. 8-3423 or ext. 8-1497.
in the classroom grants
The Office of Academic Affairs is accepting proposals from faculty for mini-grants
and assigned time awards. Projects must involve the use of technology to enhance
the delivery of both course content and course-related activities.
apply, complete the request for proposal form which can be requested
at ext. 8-2204, email@example.com or
printed out from the Office of Faculty Affairs & Professional
Development Web site: www.sfsu.edu/~acaffrs/
deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5.
details, contact Kevin Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Application forms for two $1,000 Marjorie Hefter Stern Scholarships -- one
for undergraduates and one for graduates -- are available in the Office of
the Dean of the College of Humanities, room 484 of the Humanities building,
and in the Women Studies Department, room 315 of the Humanities building. SFSU
students majoring in any subject may apply, but preference will be given to
students majoring in women studies, labor studies or other programs examining
social change. The scholarship donor is especially interested in encouraging
women to continue their education.
applications must be returned to the Women Studies Department
by Tuesday, Nov. 2.
The Bookstore will celebrate its 50th anniversary from Oct. 18 to Nov. 12.
Stop by during that time to enter the anniversary raffle, which includes a
grand-prize trip for two to Hawaii. Other prizes include an iPod, motorized
scooter, $200 worth of Champion clothing and more. Rules and regulations posted
inside of the Bookstore. Only current students, staff and faculty members are
eligible for the raffle.
a Thanksgiving host
The Office of International Programs seeks volunteers to host an international
student or scholar for a Thanksgiving meal Thursday, Nov. 25. Hosts may be
families or individuals from the campus community who would like to share this
holiday with a student from another country interested in learning more about
U.S. culture and traditions.
host a student, contact Mari Kusama Hammersmark at email@example.com or
Celebrate faculty tenure and promotion
Faculty who were granted tenure or received promotion for the 2004-05
academic year will be honored at a campus-wide celebration hosted by
President Corrigan and the Office of Academic Affairs from 4 to 6 p.m.,
Tuesday, Oct. 26, at the University Club. The entire campus community
is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.
For a complete
list of faculty tenure/promotions, see: www.sfsu.edu/~acaffrs/celebration.htm
Memoriam: Mervin B. Freedman
Mervin B. Freedman, a clinical psychologist and emertitus professor
of psychology, died Thursday, Sept. 9. He was 84.
Freedmen was born in Brooklyn, NY. He earned a bachelor's degree from
City College of New York in 1940 and then spent time in the Brooklyn
Dodgers farm system before being drafted to serve in World War II. He
served in North Africa and Italy and was awarded the Bronze Star.
After earning a doctoral degree in psychology from University of California,
Berkeley, Freedman taught and conducted research at Vassar, Stanford
and University of Oslo. He joined SF State in 1965 as chair of the Psychology
Department and professor of psychology. Freedman was awarded emeritus
status in 1990.
discontinuance meeting postponed
The Educational Policies Council of the Academic Senate has granted an
extension to the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures and
will postpone discussion of the proposal to discontinue the master's
of arts and bachelor's of arts in Russian degrees programs. The time
and date of the meeting had not been set as of CampusMemo's press time.
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or see the Academic Senate Web site: www.sfsu.edu/~senate
Open enrollment continues
During October, faculty and staff can change health or dental plans and
enroll in such programs as FlexCash, Flexible Spending Accounts, Dependent
Care (DCRA) and Health Care Reimbursement (HCRA). Forms must be returned
by Friday, Oct. 29; changes go into effect Jan. 1, 2005.
Anyone currently enrolled in DCRA and HCRA programs must re-enroll for
2005 during this open enrollment period.
see the Human Resources Web site: www.sfsu.edu/~hrwww/
SFSU was awarded $14,463,593 in July and $1,476,077 in the first part
include a series of grants to Jean Van Keulen, Urban Institute, in
support of the Headstart and Early Headstart programs; a grant to Frank
Bayliss, Biology, in support of post-baccalaureate research education
at SFSU; a grant to Paul Sherwin, College of Humanities, to continue
preservation efforts in the American Poetry Archives; and funding to
support the second year of Lori Goetz, Special Education, in her work
with California Deaf-Blind Services.
the list of grants and contracts: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/fall04/oct11grants.htm
Bring your child to SFSU
The Urban Institute's Stay in School Family Resource Center invites faculty,
staff and students to participate in its annual "Bring Your Child to School
Day" from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11, in Malcolm X Plaza. Activities
include face painting, story time, Halloween mask making, a coloring contest
and three-legged race.
contact Stay in School at ext. 5-0410 or: email@example.com
CFA board meets
The California Faculty Association (CFA) Executive Board will meet from
4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Verducci Room of the University Club.
The meetings are open to all CFA members. For details, contact the CFA
at ext. 8-6232 or at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Presidential campaign and the environment
The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences' class/public lecture series
on the presidential elections continues this week with a discussion of the
election and environmental issues from 7:15 to 8:55 p.m. Wednesday in room
133 of the Humanities building.
include Sheldon Gen, assistant professor of public administration,
Jason Henderson, assistant professor of geography and human environmental
studies, and Michael Vasey, acting director of the Environmental Studies
Program. The lecture series is open to the campus community and the
Health screenings but no flu shots
The Student Health Service will hold its annual open house from 10 a.m. to
2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20. Free health screenings will be available. Flu shots
will not be offered because of a shortage.
SF Bay wetlands
Michael Vasey, acting director of the Environmental Studies Program, will discuss "Restoring
San Francisco Bay Wetlands: Shifting Paradigms and New Challenges" from
12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, in room 361 of the HSS building. Attendees
are welcome to bring their lunch.
the second event in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences faculty
brown bag lunch research series.
returns with experts
The campus community and general public is invited to watch the returns of
the Tuesday, Nov. 2, election from 7 to 10 p.m. at Jack Adams Hall in the Cesar
Chavez Student Center. Political Science faculty members Corey Cook, Richard
DeLeon, Robert Smith and David Tabb will offer real-time analysis moderated
by College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Dean Joel J. Kassiola.